7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir ©

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuusamo road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, things will get slightly colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 15th (Thu), look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lammassaari Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Imatra day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 16th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip builder app .

You can take a train from Imatra to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Riverside Park
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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